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michelle obama. chris matthews? >> certainly made the connection, don't you think? i mean, so much of tonight was interactive. it was between her and that audience in the room. i thought the camera work was so important watching this on television. you saw on the faces of men and women, black and white, all different backgrounds, the connection. she was with people. the emotional connection, telling the story of her love affair with her husband. with her life of getting ahead. but there was one big difference than four years ago which just came through in the earlier speeches tonight. it was hope and change, yes, hope and change but not hope and change imaginally overnight. but hope through work and patience and time and effort and then change. i think it was a much more mature look at their own lives as they got there. i'll tell you, i assume most americans watching tonight who have been lucky in this country, have gotten close to the american dream, have done it the way they did it. with student loans. with good parents who made them study. of being parents who make their kids st
. >>> personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic nags allege convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he moes what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. >>> rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. >>> election violence in canada. quebec's newly elect premiere is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally. >>> the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, septemb
that warrants hours, hours of television talk time. thanks for your time, sir. >>> coming up, michelle obama, ann romney and american women. as the first lady prepares to address the dnc tonight, will she, like mrs. romney, have a specific message for women? in her 2008 speech, she praised the efforts of one woman in particular. >> i stand here today at the cross currents of that history, knowing that my piece of the american dream is a blessing hard won by those who came before me. people like hillary clinton. who put those 18 million cracks in that glass ceiling so that our daughters and our sons can dream a little bigger and aim a little higher. >> we will discuss all the single ladies, all the married ladies, all the american ladies next on "now." we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep,
obama best will make the case for a second term. this is michelle obama's night on the stage. we have our campaign 2012 team covering it. first we'll go to norah o'donnell, cohost of cbs this morning. >> scott, you know, if mitt romney was trying to make the case that president obama has failed to lead, first lady michelle obama tonight will argue that president obama is the only one who understands the struggles of middle class america. i spoke with several advisors to the obama campaign today who described this as a very personal speech. the first lady will talk about the values and experiences that drive the president every day in the oval office. she's going to remind viewers of her husband's personal story, growing up with a single mom, being raised by a working grandmother. we told there will be personal anecdotes about their marriage. the first lady will brag about the president in a way that only a spouse can do. she'll tout a number of accomplishments including a bill that made it easier for women to sue employers who discriminate against them in the work, making college more
on the humanitarian situation. >> michelle obama drums up support at the democratic national convention. >> and a strike by list on the cabin crew grounds thousands of passengers at three major german airports. >> the president of the international red cross has launched a mission to syria to seek greater protection for civilians. rubble-held areas are reported to be facing severe food shortages and a number of refugees fleeing the company's is mounting. >> they met with president assad in damascus to seek an end to the situation in the war torn country. >> they met for 45 minutes. he left damascus -- left damascus with a promise of the red cross could operate in damascus as long as the state impartial. >> the meeting in touched on issues related to the protection of the civilian population. during the conduct of hostility, the necessity for immediate access to health care services, to food and other basic necessities that have increased due to the continuing fighting. >> the lack of such necessities and the fear of violence are forcing people to flee in their thousands. this amateur fo
>>> the first lady front and center. michelle obama ready to seize the spotlight on night one of the democratic convention. >>> everything people own, look at that, left in heaps on the curb. exposing the true extent of damage from hurricane isaac. good morning to you. welcome to "early start". i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> and i'm john berman in charlotte, north carolina live at the cnn grill. the convention gavels to order in the afternoon. then the party will spend the next three days trying to sell the message that we are, in fact, better off now than we were four years ago. they have had trouble with that one so far. they suggest they would have a better plan for the future. tonight's main attraction, first lady michelle obama and castro. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, you have inside information for the obama contain and what the goals are for these three days. >> first of all, they say they want to chrrystallize the visio. when you look at the economy between barack obama and mitt romney. and they're also going to talk about building a middleclass from the m
years ago. also speaking tonight, first lady michelle obama. her job, reach out to women voters of both parties. cnn's edlavendera has a closer look. but, first, dana bash, what are the main priorities that democrats will be pushing tonight? >> reporter: well, democratic officials say the main priority is to remind people that this just isn't just about whether or not they should fire or hire again president obama. it's that it's going to be a choice. and this is really if you talk to any strategist of any party kind of the way you run an incumbent's re-election campaign. that it is a choice between the president and mitt romney. so they'll try to what they say is crystallize that choice between the two men. and they're also going to try to emphasize the fact that as president obama has been doing for months that they believe that the democratic party is the party for the middle class. and also talk about, they say, the accomplishments that they feel that the president hasn't gotten enough credit for, bailing out the auto industry. they believe the health care bill. they'll talk about t
to what people are expecting from the first lady michelle obama's speech tonight. >> look, that is part of the reason for the excitement because first of all, have you these people and the configuration as you can see behind me, i'm above the podium which is a really great vantage point. as you can see, people are -- very, few people, very few delegations are actually on the floor. it is a bowl. they are up and around on the sides. that is, i think, making it sound a lot larger, louder, than it actually might be. it is very loud. they are very excited and they are not all here yet. there are a lot of empty seats. typically people are at dinner now but will be here in time for the keynote address. people are excited to hear castro the keynote speaker, but principally this is michelle obama's night. she is already throughout the campaign. they sent sought an e-mail a half hour ago asking people to text and send in $3 donations in advance of her speech. she told ryan seacrest today on his radio show she had not watched ann romney's speech and came here briefly to look at the stage and look
callum. good morning to you. good morning everybody at home. first lady michelle obama headlines the democratic national convention last night. it was a big night for her. she stood in front of a crowd of faithfuls and basically said that the president needs another four years to finish the job. >> i see the concern in his eyes and i hear the determination in his voice as he tells me, you won't believe what these folks are going through, michelle. it's not right. we've got to keep working to fix this. we have so much more to do. [cheers and applause] [shouting]. bill: so already now we have reaction from the romney team saying in part, quote on the first night of president obama's convention not a single speaker uttered the words americans are better off now than they were four years ago. our country deserves real solutions an a plan to turn our economy around, end quote. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." let's get to romney's comment first. the speech last night, how did it play? >> bill i was in the arena. it played very well. brought down the house t was genuine. at the same time ve
of the eurozone shows continued slump in services activity. >>> plus first lady michelle obama fires up the base in the democratic national convention, making the case for voters to give her husband a second term in office. >>> let's check in on markets as we sort of near the beginning of the u.s. trading session. dow jones industrial average sitting below that 13,000 mark is looking to open lower, taking fair value into account by about 35 point. nasdaq, s&p 500 are also in the red this morning a bit of a bigger move than we've seen with indecks in the last couple weeks. part keying off attitudes we've seen in markets overnight. let's take a look at cnbc ftse 100, down spurred by parts of asian demand, the fedex profit warning we've talked about, or change in guidance, that is, european markets for their part are also in red. ftse 100 down despite better tone. xetra dax down 0.3 trs. it's unusual for us to see all the vorcies doing the same thing. >> that eurozone pmi is coming out, nudged down from the flash number. what's the impact on the spanish bond yield? they are lower than we were two d
arrows for fedex and take ups along with it. >> and we've got michelle barack obama delivering the big speech of the democratic national convention last night. one of the main messages, you owe your success to others, listen to this. >> we learned about gratitude and humility, that so many people had a hand in our success from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect. >> the janitor, really? and that statement is a stark contrast to mitt romney's message on school success. remember this from last month? >> it's just like a kid in school, who decides, you know, i'm going to work and see if i can make the honor roll. if that kid makes the honor roll, i realize that he got to school on a bus, and the bus driver got him there, but i don't give the bus driver credit for getting the honor roll, i give the kid the credit for the honor roll. stuart: two different messages from two different campaigns. what did you think of michelle obama's speech last night? we want to know. tell u
president is awesome. when michelle obama takes center stage she will have a huge task to fulfill to convince america the country is better off because of her man. she is one of the biggest assets to her husband's campaign. they're to pique the interest of those supporters who might be wavering. >> barack is so, the level-headedness that you see is -- is real. >> reporter: and then there is ann romney. >> i love you, women! >> reporter: from the spotlight in tampa last week she went straight for that female vote. painting a primetime picture of her husband as a lovable, likable guy. not just that, she defended her husband against those attacks on his record at bain capital. >> i can tell you mitt romney was not handed success. he built it! [ cheers ] >> reporter: on the eve of the democratic convention in charlotte, the focus will soon be on one man, but right now it is all about the lady. >> could she help him win? >> i think strong women will help a man win, absolutely. >> reporter: down here on the convention floor, the preparations are under way. the stage where michelle obama
are kicking off their convention today with the first speech by michelle obama, with the aim of breaking a deadlock with republicans. >> republicans are sharpening their attacks on president obama after he gave himself an incomplete grade for his management of the u.s. economy in his final rally before accepting the nomination. >> michelle obama is far more popular in the polls than her husband. the first lady is the democrats trump card in the president paused reelection campaign. she is working on the last touches to her speech before the democratic national convention kicks off. voters have cooled to the president and supporters hope she can that obama some much needed sympathy. >> he has been trying to do what he can do. the republicans have been trying to block success, they're blocking everybody's success. >> the important thing is that charlotte shows off its best face and put its best foot forward. >> do it,, do it, let's do it again. >> the obama camp knows it is a struggle to repeat his 2008 triumph. now the president has to inspire his followers and win over the voters. >> our
of this convention? >> when you're able to start with michelle obama and give bill clinton an opportunity to lay it out and then be able to give a ring side perspective like my dad did, that's what it was all about. michelle, bill clinton and then barack obama, that's, the convention was phenomenal. >> is he comfortable playing bad cop sometimes? i was surprised at the bin laden -- >> he was. the reality is he wants to make, to give the american people the perspective of what the president does every day. to make sure average americans are taken care of and that they have a foundation to build a better future and that's what last night was about. given the decision, the single biggest decision in his administration, going after and taking out bin laden. that's what last night was about. >> were you surprised, i mean, did you guys look at what romney did on that thursday night, the lack of mention of afghanistan and was more add it last night to talk about national security than maybe a week ago? >> i don't know, but i'm confidence the president would talk about veterans any way. i'm confidence m
charlotte. >>> tonight michelle obama tries to make the case for her husband's re-election. abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more at what is at stake for the democrats. good morning, karen. >> reporter: hi. this arena is empty right now. tonight a very different story. jammed with democrats who are eager to launch their convention and give rebuttal to the republicans. the stage is set, and democrats are ready to get their convention under way. first lady michelle obama arrived in charlotte, she got a feel for where she will deliver her primetime address, a speech, the democrats say is critical to their message this week. most americans spent labor day enjoying the end of summer. but the candidates were busy working. in toledo, ohio, president obama took credit for saving the auto industry. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believeden you. i bet on you. i will make that bet any day of the week. later he detoured off the trail to louisiana. there he surveyed the damage from hurricane isaac and met with flood victims. >> nobody is
worried business is. we'll have another time. thank you both. up next on kudlow, michelle obama delivers a beautiful speech. but she says her husband needs more time. take a listen. >> he reminds me that we are playing a long game here. and that change is hard. and change is slow and it never happens all at once, but eventually we get there. we always do. >> all right. we're playing the long game. i don't mean to be disrespectful to the first lady, but the president needs more time to do what exactly? we need to know what the long game is. stick around. we'll debate out. -[ taste buds ] donuts, donuts! -who are these guys? -oh, that's just my buds. -bacon. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] donuts. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? okay. ♪ fiber one is gonna make you smile. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one nutty clusters and almonds. [ male announcer ] introducing new fiber one and every day since, two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over
jobs report. president obama and vice- president joe biden along with first lady michelle obama and jill biden travel to ports mouth, new hampshire. this is one hour, 15 minutes. >> what a great crowd. you all are terrific. , that wead you're here are all here to welcome the president, barack obama, the first lady, michelle obama. and vice president joe biden. and it jill biden. to the greatest state in the nation. we are so excited to have the fab four in new hampshire. they have come here crash of their fantastic season in charlotte. this reminded us again of how very proud we are to have barack obama but as our president and michelle obama as our first lady. you know, president obama is fighting for what democrats have always fought for, and economy grounded in middle-class prosperity, an economy built to last. president obama knows that this is a make or break moment for the middle class. in order for the middle class to thrive, we need to restore the basic values of fairness and balance that have made this country so great. [applause] values that say, if you work hard, if y
behind me. last night they got a personal testimonial from michelle obama about barack obama the husband and father. tonight they will get a economic testimonial from bill clinton. what he will say is what he said in this ad that he cut in august saying republicans are running on the same old formula of cutting taxes at the top. against the democratic incumbents program that was like his. >> president obama has a plan to rebuild america from the ground up. investing in invasion, education, and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. >> and michelle obama may have the highest numbers, but bill clinton is saying that barack obama moved away from his policies, but expect him to try to rebut that tonight. >> so it president obama's policy similar to bill clinton's? joining me is peter orszag. he is now the banking chairman for citi group. so president clinton got a lot accomplished in his second term as he moved toward the center. do you think president obama will have to move to the center
clinton had to say. bill clinton hit a home run, michelle obama hit a home run. now it's barack obama to carry it forward. he can't get by with a ground ruled double tonight. he these hit a home run. i mean, they've set a bar that is that high. i mean, there have been two exceptional nights, michelle obama and bill clinton. and while david and i were quite admiring of governor christie in tampa, there was nobody at the republican event that established anything to the same standard, i think, that barack obama needs to do. >> ifill: the republican campaign officials told me that the first night with michelle obama was supposed to be about heart and values and the second night was the prosecution and what's tonight supposed to be about with the president? >> i hope it's about the future. it better be. as you say, we know about what's in him, we saw the argument against the republicans, i went back and read the speech this morning and when i was looking for what the future was going to be, there was nothing. there was one sentence. so that better be what this is about. a candidate for of
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lady michelle obama r hew t tal show. he says he is honored. the interview will air next wednesday. >>> and bill clinton told cnn he can't be president in the u.s. again but he does have other options. clinton says because of his irish heritage, he would be elle runorsint in ireland. since his home state of arkansas was part of the french empire before the louisiana purchase, he could run for president of france. but his french is so bad that he asys "within a week i'd be anhar morning dish of "scrambled politics." >>> and now here's your "first look" at how wall street is going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,413 after falling 44 points yesterday. the s&p 500 lost eight. nasdaq was down 24. >>> tang aoo a overseas trading this morning in, tokyo, the nikkei gained 43 points, hong kong, the hang seng jumped 234. >>> mixed housing data and unrest in europe extended the s & p's losing streak on wednday. e anriceneme son stey a record amount. however, sales of new homes dipped slightly. and that took a toll on home builders pulte group, kb and beazer. >>> protests in europe l
over town. we just heard a variety of the democrats bad mouthing mitt romney. last night michele obama did not mention mitt romney's name. the first half of her speech could have been from a conservative because it is personal responsibility and the second half about her husband and why shoohe should have the key to camp david four more years. >> so many people had a hand in our success. from the teachers who inspired us and the janitors who kept our school clean. barack refused to lits lis to folks who told him to leave health reform another day and another president. he didn't care whether it was easy to do politically. that's not how he was raised and i hear the determination in his voice he tells me. you will not believe what folks are going through. it is not right. we have to work to fix this and we have so much more to do. >> brian: i think she was strong. she was poise and delivered a great message and the delivers the young family growing nup the white house and needs more time. i thought one thing everybody talked about the mayor of san antonio. julian castro and i think when
. later, michelle obama nutritional school lunches, oh, man. the kids are not liking the first lady's idea of what is nutritious. it is a revolt. details straight ahead. ♪ ♪ lou: the presidential polls have the candid it's running just about even for months now. both candid it's leading or trailing at one point or another, but how much confidence should voters have when looking at these electoral snapshots and their accuracy? fox news correspondents in agree with our report. >> i know people obviously think of polls as being forecast, but from a professional standard, they're not. >> reporter: posters across the spectrum say there are limits to the of permission to produce. polls simply capture a single moment in time, not predict the future. note to sampling groups are ever the same, and there are multiple methods of interpretation. there is, however, across the border agreement that the 2012 electorate will be markedly different than 2008 with youngbear and minority voters less enthusiastic and less likely to show up this time around. >> it is true that 2012 will be different in 2008
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. the convention starts tuesday. we will hear from first lady michelle obama. on wednesday, elizabeth warren will appear. and former president bill clinton. and, of course, the president and vice president on thursday. let's take a look at the floor here for a moment. >> in a report from fox news, the stage alone at last week's republican convention cost $20 million. the democrats have spent $7 million here at the time warner cable arena where the speakers are going to be surrounded on three sides by the audience. also different from the republican production, the democratic convention has multiple official sites. we'll be taking you to the time warner cable arena and the bank of america stadium. take a look outside of the stadium. activists are planning for bigger protests here than we saw during the republican convention in tampa. as reuters reports, the protests that were planned for the republican convention never really materialized, partly because of tropical storm isaac. but activists say they expect a stronger showing in charlotte. let's listen in. >> our goal is to unite groups from
obama and why he should be given another shot at this. michele obama presented a very personal story. we are going to talk to a congressman who had a story more than 24 hours ago. peter barnes on the floor of the democratic national convention. reporter: neil, one of the goals of the obama campaign is to try to reach across generations and we are doing that right here on the north carolina delegation. a few seats down from me, an older delegate wearing what looks to be an original top hat for john f. kennedy, caroline kennedy's uncle. the campaign, of course, trying to appeal to seniors as well as younger voters and middle-aged voters across all the ages. big decisions over the next few years. he is going to say that he wants more time and needs more time. the truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. including creating another million manufacturing jobs by 2016. neil: since it took a while to turn this ship around, you will hear a lot of references to do a job come back up 20 months. a lot of this will go into about a year af
. [cheers] no one could tell it as well as michelle obama, as you did last night, on monday night. i know him from a different perspective. i know him and i want to show you the character of a leader who had what it took when the american people stood on the brink of a new depression. a leader who has what it takes to lead us over the next four years to the future as great as our people. i want to take you inside the white house to see the president as i see him every day. i didn't see him and sound bites. i walked 30 paces down the hall and i see him. i watch him in action. four years ago, the middle class was already losing ground and then the bottom fell out. the financial crisis hit piece sledgehammer. all the people i grew up with. you remember the headlines. you saw some in the previews. highlight, highest job losses in 60 years. headlines, economy on the brink. it's plummet -- markets plummeted worldwide. he knew he had not only to restore the confidence of a nation but he had to restore the confidence of the whole world. [cheers] and he also knew that one false move could bring a
warren. >>> first lady michelle obama moved an incredible moving speech which combined her love for her country and her love for her husband an her kids. she talked about working hard, doing what you're supposed to do with honesty and inted gri and she did it with tears in here ey eyes. these are the kinds of things they're trying to pass on to their children. this is what most stood out to me. >> at the end of the day my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> joining me now is kristin rowe-finkbeiner. you were down in charlotte. you spoke at a meeting of the women's caucus, i think the same morning that michelle obama was speaking. what's your reaction to that line? what does that line mean to you? >> i love that line. that line was like a modern feminist statement. one of the reasons for that is that 80% of women do have children by the time we're 44 years old, but too often women have to hide the fact that we have children, we hide the pictures in our offices, we don't talk about our children in the prof
are you better off. tonight is basically about michele obama if i have it right. stuart: the bank's strength of the regular politicians, the democrats is week tonight. that is not good. >> no it isn't and those are the facts. democrats have michele, bill and barack. stuart: what do you think michele obama will say. >> she will talk about her husband's compassion and concern for people and the middle-class. far better liked than he is and she will try to transfer some of her popularity into empathy for a president who lost the mantle of hope and change. stuart: $16 trillion crossing the mark? >> it underscore is the huge issues we face. bill clinton will speak to that wednesday night i suspect. stuart: the democrats are going into this on the defense. as they start their conference they are on the defense. >> they are on the defense but to win the election they have got to keep mitt romney and the republicans on their back and so far there is a good chance they can do that. charles: i find it ironic that we can't half ago everyone senate romney has to be human and shows he is a fan
with the prime time speech from first lady michelle obama. we're here live. >>> republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan joins us to talk about where he thinks the presidential race is headed and chris sichl that he played fast and loose with the truth. >>> out and about. the prince makes his first public appearance since those naked las vegas pictures surfaced and poked fun at himself. but it was a cheeky 6-year-old who nearly stole the show. >>> the gentle giant, michael clarke duncan, oscar nominated star of "the green mile" died after a heart attack. tributes are pouring in from some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, some of hollywood's biggest names today, tuesday, september 4th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" tuesday morning, i'm savannah guthrie in charlotte, north carolina. >> i'm matt lauer in new york. savannah, republicans had their moment in the spotlight last week. starting today, down there in charlotte, the democrats will try to grab some of that spotlight for themselves. >> that's right. this conve
how much money you make but the difference you make in people's lives. >> first lady michelle obama at the democratic national convention last night making the case for re-electing her husband the president. in the next hour of "squawk on the street" we'll go to charlotte to the dnc and get a live interview with the cofounder of costco, the former ceo who has had long standing support for the democratic party. we'll talk more about that, 10:30 a.m. eastern time right here on "squawk on the street." he has put his money where his mouth is and tried to keep it a little more quiet during his tenure, active tenure as ceo, jim, but now that he is basically retired -- >> wasn't that something, your documentary remains the best way to understand this man's thinking and how he offers the best single employment plan of any private company i could find which is why, carl, how important is retention of employees? with retail it can be as high as 50%. >> amazing story. >>> facebook ceo mark zuckerberg will make his first public appearance tuesday since the tumultuous ipo in may. it will take pl
, michelle obama and others set the stage. tonight president obama prepares to make his case for reelection. >>> exactly two months ago 'til election day and the stakes could not be higher. the economy, immigration, health care and war. with most polls suggesting this race is a dead heat, the president just hours away from making his pitch to all of us. plus democratic damage control? >> it was not intentional. absolutely not. sometimes there are technical corrections. >> shep: party leaders say putting god and jerusalem in their platform is in the past. >> all those delegates in favor eye aye. >> aye. >> all those opposed say no. >> no. >> shep: nobody will say who took it out in the first place. now republicans are weighing in. >> if you've ever seen a demonstration of an obama-led incompetency, it was on that floor yesterday. >> shep: tonight political distractions on the president's big night. but first now, three hours away from president obama's acceptance speech. four years ago, he became the first democrat to win north carolina in more than 30 years. tonight he'll be on the road to
to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. you know, this is just like a relay and you start off with the fastest person. >> now, of course, you're also going to hear from the mayor of san antonio, rising star within the democratic party. one of the key swing votes in this election, larry. >> john, can you ever remember a time -- i can't, when the two wives gave major prime time speeches? this is really something new, isn't it? >> i think it is, larry. and i think it has to do with the collapse of trust and authority and political figures in both parties. so these guys, both mitt romney and barack obama need a lift from their wives who soften their image, are much more popular, have much higher approval ratings. this is because public regard for washington, for people in elected office, for leaders of both parties is at a record low. >> all right. terrific stuff. many thanks, cnbc's john harwood. before i bring in my next guest, i want to play some tape. back at the dnc convention in 2008, archer davis seconding barack obama's official presidential
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